Can u c k P lace i s: w h e re lo ve is a g ift
G IFT OF LO V E
“Walking into Canuck Place felt like we walked into a hug; it’s beautiful, warm, soft and full of love and light.” Gift of Love 2021 Family Speaker, Chelsea Ruf
Baby Colten passed away at 4 months old. He brought joy to his family through everyday precious moments.
WE LCO ME F R O M C A N U C K PLAC E C HI LD R EN’ S H O SP I C E C EO & B OA R D C HAI R Dear Friends and Guests, Thank you for joining us virtually for the 7th Annual Gift of Love gala presented by MNP. We are honoured by your generous support as we celebrate over 25 years of providing complex care for children and families at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. The past year was difficult for all of us, so we are deeply thankful that our caring community of kind-hearted supporters, sponsors, and volunteers who made this event possible. Thank you to our presenting partner, MNP. We are grateful for your unwavering dedication to Canuck Place children and families. Thank you to our Gift of Love Gala Co-Chairs Aprille Ferrario, Marcie Cyr, and Suzanne Adams and the exceptional volunteer Gift of Love Committee who, once again, contributed their creativity and passion to make this new experience one that is impactful, engaging, and far-reaching. We acknowledge and appreciate your determination and resilience. We would like to thank Canuck Place mom Chelsea for sharing the story of her son Colten, who received care at Canuck Place. Your support this evening ensures families like Chelsea’s across the province receive critical care where and when they need it most. With much gratitude,
Dr. Tarnia Taverner Chief Executive Officer
Peter Glowacki Board Chair
TO TH E I N C R E D I B L E G I F T OF LOVE COMMU NI T Y On behalf of the Gift of Love Committee, we are delighted to welcome you to the 7th year of the Gift of Love gala presented by MNP! Gift of Love has raised over $2.3 million dollars for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, and we are truly honoured to continue that legacy through this year’s virtual experience. We are so proud of our volunteer committee members for their passion and determination to bring this event to life. Despite the format being different this year, this community has come together to show unwavering support for the children and families who have been deeply impacted by the pandemic. They need Canuck Place care now more than ever. Thank you for joining us to ensure these families receive complex care when and where they need it most. We hope that this evening stays close to your heart and reminds you that love is a gift. Aprille Ferrario, Marcie Cyr, and Suzanne Adams Gift of Love Committee Co-Chairs
GIFT OF LOVE COMMITEE Amy Badesha
Denise de Jonge
This photo was taken pre-COVID.
Message of Welcome from the Office of Mayor Henry Braun
As Mayor of Abbotsford and on behalf of the Abbotsford City Council, I am pleased to welcome everyone to this unique virtual Canuck Place Gift of Love Gala to support the operations of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and towards the expansion of inpatient care at the Dave Lede House here in our community of Abbotsford. Canuck Place Children’s Hospice provides invaluable support to children and their families during incredibly difficult times. This Gala allows our community the opportunity to come together in celebration of this amazing organization and to offer support so that Canuck Place Children’s Hospice can continue to reach out and help when it is most needed. Thank you to all volunteers, including the 2021 Gift of Love Committee, for creating this innovative virtual event. I know these are challenging days for all of us, but especially for those children with complex illness. Thanks again to the presenting sponsor, Meyers Norris Penny LLP. Thank you once again for helping to raise funds and awareness. Thank you to Canuck Place for providing a place for families to spend time with their children and for being that special home away from home. So relax, sit back and enjoy this one hour online Gift of Love Gala! Yours truly,
Henry Braun Mayor
The gift of compassion Thank you to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice for the tremendous work you do across B.C. to support children in need of palliative care and their families. As proud presenting sponsors of the Gift of Love Gala, we are honoured to support your unwavering commitment. Lee Bass, CPA, CA | 604.853.9471 | firstname.lastname@example.org MNP.ca
MNP WE LCO M E S YO U TO T HE 2 02 1 GIF T O F LOV E G A L A Dear friends, As the proud presenting sponsor of 2021 Gift of Love Gala, MNP brings greetings and a warm welcome to all of you. COVID-19 may have prevented us from gathering in person as we typically do, but illnesses don’t stop in a pandemic. Children and families with life-threatening illnesses need care now more than ever. And as such, this gala and the funds raised are more important than ever. Hearing that a child is in palliative care is a heart-wrenching experience most of us can only imagine. For parents that have had to endure the pain of having a child with a life-threatening illness, my heart breaks for you and your loved ones. There are no words that can offer solace but I am eternally grateful to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice; an amazing organization that provides compassionate and quality care for those facing this devastating reality, across the province. MNP accountants and business consultants are also mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts and uncles. And our firm’s core values of making a difference and giving back are steadfast. Our unwavering support of Canuck Place-Dave Lede House is also about our collective human desire and passion to support our neighbours in their greatest time of need. I am proud to be part of such an amazing team. Please join MNP in making an even bigger difference. With your generous support and by working together, we can improve the lives of children and their families across B.C. and the Fraser Valley. On behalf of MNP, I hope you enjoy your evening and thank you for your generous support and commitment to Canuck Place.
Lee Bass, CPA, CA Regional Managing Partner, MNP LLP
EVEN IN G P R O GR A M GIFT OF LOVE COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS Aprille Ferrario, Marcie Cyr, and Suzanne Adams MEI SCREAMING EAGLES MARCHING BAND O Canada CANUCK PLACE CEO Dr. Tarnia Taverner MASTERS OF CEREMONIES Thailey Roberge and Riaz Meghji PACIFIC MENNONITE CHILDREN’S CHOIR Children of Light CANUCK PLACE MOM Chelsea Ruf CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY In honour of Colten Ruf and all the children at Canuck Place FUND-A-NEED FOR CANUCK PLACE KASSANDRA CLACK Stolen RAFFLE DRAW PLUS Appearances from some very special guests!
“When you are deep in the tunnel of diagnoses and disease it’s an isolating place. It feels like time has stopped while the world around you keeps going. It’s hard to imagine that anyone that isn’t in your shoes can really understand what you and your family needs. During one of our appointments, our hospital team urged us to go visit Canuck Place, just Derek and I to have lunch. I will never forget that day it is a bright spot within these memories. Walking into Canuck Place it felt like we walked into a hug; it’s beautiful, warm, soft and full of love and light. “ Gift of Love 2021 Family Speaker Chelsea Ruf
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Proud to help build better communities through our support of Canuck Place
BUILDING BETTER CITIES
FUND-ANEED 1 Your gift will support the greatest needs at Canuck Place – Dave Lede House so that we can continue to provide critical care to vulnerable children and families from across the province. Double the impact of your donation; Your Fund-a-Need gift will be generously matched by Dave Lede up to $75,000.
Excellence in Care $15,000
Quality of care is our top priority. Our largest organizational expense is allocated to nursing care; and for good reason. We take great pride in knowing we are doing all we can to alleviate the pain and suffering of a child 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our clinicians are highly competent professionals with specialized training in pediatric palliative care. They currently manage more than 190 different conditions, each presenting with their own complex and diverse medical needs. At Dave Lede House Abbotsford, one week of expert medical care costs $15,000.
Pandemic Response $10,000
Children at Canuck Place face conditions that don’t stop or ease in a pandemic. Members of the medically vulnerable community, they are acutely aware of the challenges and complications presented by COVID-19. Our Nancy Chan Enhanced Community Care program provides in-home care alongside telephone and video conferencing, so Canuck Place families have access to our care no matter where they reside. These preventative actions lessen the impact on the healthcare system as a whole, as they result in lower rates of emergency room visits and reduced acute care admissions.
Comfort in Grief $5,000
Ever-changing emotional, spiritual and psychosocial needs are overwhelming and can seem insurmountable for children and families facing end-of-life. Canuck Place counsellors take a client-centred approach, respecting the child and family’s wishes and building on innate strengths in order to help them adjust to each stage of grief. We help them find the courage to face one of life’s most unimaginable events, and we walk with them through that most profound path of bereavement and loss, honouring each in their unique journey.
FUND-ANEED 4 Your gift will support the greatest needs at Canuck Place – Dave Lede House so that we can continue to provide critical care to vulnerable children and families from across the province. Double the impact of your donation; Your Fund-a-Need gift will be generously matched by Dave Lede up to $75,000.
A Million Moments $2,500
Through cherished memories, shared experiences and sacred mementos, our Recreation Therapy program empowers children and families to build precious memories together, and celebrate life. We host a variety of activities on and off-site throughout the year, including community outings in our specially-equipped vehicles, provincial activity camps for the entire family, plus summer and winter family festivals. For families who have reached end-of-life, this team facilitates the making of keepsake items including jewellery such as fingerprint necklaces, hand or foot molds, hair locks, or professional photographs.
Medication & Supplies $1,000
Children aren’t just small adults – they require highly specialized medical equipment and specific supplies for treatment. When symptoms are at their most severe, relentless and unbearable, we need to use extraordinary doses and means to control them. Technology and healthcare go hand in hand and we require upgrades to our systems.
Greatest Need at Canuck Place Dave Lede House Any Amount
Canuck Place is primarily funded by our donor community; less than half of our annual operating expenses are covered by government. Your generosity is critical in our ability to support the children and families who need us. Thank you for helping build a house where memories are made.
SIL ENT AU C TION SPON SOR
HOW TO USE THE ONLINE AUCTION PLATFORM 1. NAVIGATE TO:
www.giftofloveauction.com: Enter the auction URL in your browser 2. VIEW THE AUCTION ITEM LIST: Start by having a look through the auction items. For more information, simply click on the auction item. 3. PLACE YOUR BID: Enter the amount you want to bid and then press ‘Place Bid’.
4. LOGIN/REGISTER: If your details have not yet been captured then the system will ask you to register before accepting your bid. 5. CONFIRMATION: Congrats! Your bid has been accepted. 6. SMS NOTIFICATION: If you are outbid you will receive an SMS with a quick link to bid again. Good luck!
S IL ENT AU C TION RU LES Please visit www.giftofloveauction.com for full item description and list of restrictions. Silent Auction item bids may be placed electronically via your computer or mobile device. Bids will be accepted in the order they are entered into the bidding system and the final bid winners will be noted at the end of the night. The opening bid amount and minimum bid increments are identified on each auction item screen. You may raise your competitor’s bids as often as you wish. Canuck Place, in presenting this Silent Auction, makes every effort to properly describe all Silent Auction items. All items are sold “as is”, and Canuck Place neither warrants nor represents and shall in no event be responsible for the correctness of the description, genuineness, authorship, provenance, value or condition of the property. No statement contained in the description of the Silent Auction item or made orally at the auction or elsewhere shall be deemed to be warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. Payment must be made in full immediately following the closing of the Silent Auction. Payment may be made using Visa, MasterCard, Amex or personal cheque made payable to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.
Payment by the successful bidder should be made via the link emailed upon closing of the auction or at the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Development Office as soon as possible following the item’s sale. Winning bidders in the Lower Mainland will be contacted to arrange delivery within the two weeks following the event. Winning bidders outside of the Lower Mainland (West Vancouver to Abbotsford) will be responsible for arranging and incurring the cost of shipping. Unpaid items will be sold to the next highest bidder if not paid and claimed by March 31, 2021. The Gift of Love Gala and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice will not be held responsible for unclaimed merchandise after April 15, 2021. All sales are final. There will be no exchange or refund on items by the Gift of Love Gala, or the donor, except where specified. The Gift of Love Gala and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice reserves the right to withdraw, at their discretion, any lot from the auction. Tax receipts will not be issued for auction items purchased. Participation in the auction constituted acceptance by the bidder of all the rules and conditions as set out in this document.
Graestone Ready Mix is proud to support Canuck Place.
T H ANK YO U TO O U R S I L E N T AU CT I ON D ONOR S Restaurant 62
Five Roads Brewing Co.
The Kindred Clothing Co.
Fraser Valley Bandits
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Badesha & Associates
BC Chicken Marketing Board
Greek Islands – Chilliwack
Lara McAllister Photography
Beautiful Bright Smile
Herschel Supply Company
Field House Brewing Co.
Air Canada Foundation Angela Glazema
Blackwood Building Centre
Leah Alexandra Jewelry Local Food Supply Co. Locked Ink and Beauty Studio
S&L Kitchen & Bar Shoppers Drug Mart Seven Oaks Shopping Centre SKY Helicopters
M&M Food Market
Smugglers Trail Caskworks Ltd.
Hugs in a Mug Coffee Bistro
Matt Fishing Co.
Iron Cycle Club
Montrose And George
Nails by Iwama Mama
The 2021 Gift of Love Gala Committee
Once Upon A Child Abbotsford
Discover Eyecare, Optometrists
John and Denise de Jonge
Dr. Patrick Kanda
Everything Wine Abbotsford
Trevor & Kailee McBratney
Paul & Christina Esposito
Karina & Gord Chow
Wicked Wine Tours
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Kevy from Mirage Parlour
William & Linda Barker
BOOST Body Sugaring Breeze Laser & Medi-Spa Bureaux Modern Mercantile
Highstreet Shopping Centre
The Grounds Guys of Abbotsford The HABIT Project The Wild Orange Spa
PLATINUM CIRCLE $1,000 Sparkling Hill Resort Gift Certificate Estimated Value: $1,000
Healthrider Treadmill & Resistance Bands Estimated Value: $1,050
Donated by: Angela Glazema
Donated by: Canadian Tire & Julie Sihra
Embark on your personal journey to health and wellness at Sparkling Hill Resort. Guests receive exclusive access to 40,000 sq. ft. of KurSpa’s amenities, including an indoor pool and hot tub, an outdoor infinity pool, Kneipp hydrotherapy, and premier relaxation in their tea room and serenity room. A complimentary à la carte breakfast at Peakfine Restaurant will start your day off right.
The Healthrider H20T Treadmill features 6 workout apps designed by a certified personal trainer to help you reach your fitness goals in record time. The large LCD display tracks your speed, time, distance, and calories burned, making your training that much easier.
14K Gold Bangle with Diamonds Estimated Value: $10,000 Donated by: William & Linda Barker This stunning 14K yellow gold bangle contains 19 diamonds! The estimated weight of each diamond is 0.02-0.19 carats. The bangle features a white gold plate that is bead set with 1 vivid blue diamond surrounded by a halo of 8 round brilliant cut diamonds, and flanked on either side with a total of 10 round brilliant cut diamonds graduating down each side. Bid Now
The 10 MPH QuickSpeed Control lets you accelerate your training. It boosts your speed incrementally up to 10 mph, and gets the intensity you need for any performance workout. Also included in this package is a set of 3 resistance bands from Omeril and set of 3 apple watch bands. Bid Now
PFG Glass is proud to support the Gift of Love Gala and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.
PLATINUM CIRCLE uild Your Own Dream Vacation B Package Estimated Value: $4,800 Donated by: Air Canada Foundation, Anonymous, Gerald Adams & Herschel Supply Company Whether you’re longing for a relaxing getaway, a romantic escape, or a trip for the girls, this package will have you travelling in luxury. The sky’s the limit when choosing your destination with 2 round-trip Air Canada flights to anywhere in North America. And with 30 extraordinary hotel brands to choose from including The Ritz-Carlton, W Hotels, Sheraton, Delta, Westin, and more, the toughest choice you’ll make is where to stay with your $1,000 Marriott gift card. Arrive in style each with your own Herschel hard-shell carry-on and travel backpack luggage set. See auction site for details on restrictions.
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Acoustic Guitar Signed by Old Dominion Estimated Value: $1,000 Donated by: Abbotsford Centre Calling all country fans! Bid on this Yamaha acoustic guitar! This beautiful instrument was autographed by the members of Old Dominion during their performance at the Abbotsford Centre on February 7, 2020. Also included in this package is a customized poster that was created for the artists in recognition of their performance. This poster is limited edition, and not available for purchase by the general public. Bid Now
In Support of Canuck Place
C A B I N E T S
PLATINUM CIRCLE 3-Night Stay & Play at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Estimated Value: $2,500
3-Month Personalized Coaching at OPEX Estimated Value: $1,200
Donated by: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Donated by: OPEX Abbotsford
Enjoy a luxury 3-night stay at the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, BC.
At OPEX, they believe that through the experience of fitness, they will help people live a greater life. Their systems and processes are set up to support this!
The 1-Bedroom Slopeside View Suite is generous in size. It offers a large living room area with a fireplace and a Juliet balcony, separated from the bedroom with double French doors. Each suite is equipped with 2 flat screen televisions, High Speed Internet Access, Wi-Fi, 1.5 bathrooms and all Fairmont hotel amenities.
They coach individuals at any fitness level, for nearly any endeavor. OPEX helps people move better, move more, and perform to their highest potential. They are a staple in the community for honest, results-driven fitness and health. OPEX views fitness as an evolving journey and exploration of the connection between spirit, mind and body while attempting to discover physical potential - leading to the discovery of purpose and longevity of oneself.
This package also includes breakfast for 2 each day in the Wildflower Restaurant and 1 round of golf for 2 people at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Course. Bid Now
Included in this package is 3-months of personalized coaching at OPEX Abbotsford. Also includes program, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching, and access to their private gym. Bid Now
1 Year of Vet Grade Dog or Cat Food Estimated Value: $2,500
Private Helicopter Tour for 2 Estimated Value: $700
Donated by: Trevor & Kailee McBratney
Donated by: SKY Helicopters
For over 60 years the Pacific Veterinary Sales family has been a reliable source of quality products in the veterinary distribution market. Aiming to improve the lives of veterinarians and pets through innovative products and outstanding service, their vast array of products allows them to be in touch and involved with each pet and their needs.
Experience winter in BC like never before! Lift off to a place of misty old growth forests, rushing glacier-fed streams, and snow-covered mountains featuring a private helicopter flight for 2 and backcountry landing.
Your pet will be ecstatic when you bring home a year’s supply of veterinary grade dog or cat food from brands such as Royal Canin, Blue Buffalo, Fromm, First Mate, and over 20 others. Bid Now
Included in this package is the complimentary use of snowshoes when conditions allow. As well as a SKY branded toque and “Buff” to keep you toasty warm! See auction site for details on restrictions.
8-Hour Guided Fishing Trip Estimated Value: $950 Donated by: Matt Fishing Co. Enjoy a day on the water with this professional guided 8-hour sturgeon fishing trip for 4 on the Fraser River. This package includes a BBQ lunch, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, and coffee. Boat, bait, tackle, and all other equipment is included. All you’ll need are the clothes on your back and a sense of adventure! Bid Now
HEIDELBERG CONTRACTING is proud to support Canuck Place
The Aprille & Randy Ferrario Family Foundation is proud to support the Gift of Love Gala and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.
New Leaf Massage & Wellness Centre is proud to support Canuck Place
MD Cosmetic & Laser Clinic is proud to support Canuck Place
YOU MA KE C A N U C K P L AC E C AR E POS S I BLE AND WE WA N T TO S AY T HA NK YOU Canuck Place Children’s Hospice gratefully acknowledges the following companies and individuals for their generous support of the 2021 Gift of Love Gala presented by MNP. EVENT SUPPORTERS
FRIENDS OF GIFT OF LOVE Allan & Leah Andrews
New Future Immigration Consulting Services Ltd.
Phillip & Jennefer Vanderpol
Sheri Warzel PREC
Darren & Sheri Postma
Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society
GIFTS OF $500+
Discovery Eye Care, Optometrists
The Grounds Guys
A/V Strategies Brendan Morrison Daniel Sedin Henrik Sedin Kassandra Clack Loungeworks MEI Screaming Eagles Marching Band
Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service Inc.
The Langley Concrete Group Tom & Joanne Webster
Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir
Emmanuel & Teresa Domingo
Traveland RV Supercentre
Patrick Roberge Productions
Envision Financial, a Division of First West Credit Union
True Directions Charitable Foundation
Quince Fine Florals
LAWYERS FOR CANUCK PLACE
Simply Perfect Flowers
Fred Krahn Fusion Point Services Incorporated Herbert & Erna Schmidt Julie Edwards
GIFTS OF $500+ CHAMPIONED BY
Zacharias Vickers LLP
Ken Kiers PREC
Baker Newby LLP
DNC Integra Lawyers
Mike & Larissa Konrad
RDM Lawyers LLP
Riaz Meghji Thailey Roberge Trevor Linden
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“The nurses and doctors at Canuck Place had all of the medical knowledge, skill and tools that you would find in hospital but with the warmth and comforts of home. And we could be there with Colten. We spent two truly wonderful days, wandering the garden, sipping coffee, having dinner together, sleeping in, and eating delicious cookies. We also spent time with the Canuck Place clinical team talking about an end-of-life plan that honoured our values and wishes.” Gift of Love 2021 Family Speaker Chelsea Ruf
Thank you to our family speaker Chelsea Ruf for sharing Colten’s story with us this evening.
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